Gojek appoints chief data officer as super app rivals zero in on data science

RIDE-HAILING giant Gojek has appointed Sillicon Valley veteran Gautam Kotwal group chief data officer as it beefs up its data science team in Singapore.

Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car programme

[WASHINGTON] UBER on Tuesday selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the...

Grab eyes additional US$2b funding this year: CEO

[SINGAPORE] Grab expects to raise another US$2 billion from strategic investors this year, the CEO of South-east Asia's biggest ride-hailing firm said, just weeks after it announced funding of...

Jakarta move to fix motorbike ride-hailing rates may hurt Grab, Go-Jek

INDONESIAN authorities mandated on Monday that ride-hailing motorcycle service providers will only be able to charge rates within a fixed band, a move that could put hurdles in the expansion plans of...

Gojek on track to launch integrated suite of benefits for its drivers

GOJEK is recruiting drivers for an innovation group, the latest in a series of recent initiatives that puts the Indonesian ride-hailing firm on track for an integrated suite of driver-support...

LTA looking at level playing field for ride-hailing and taxi market

RIDE-HAILING players in Singapore may soon find themselves regulated as transport companies rather than tech upstarts under new proposals by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Safety and service quality are tops for 2019, says Grab's head of regional operations

COME next year, Grab will invest "tens of millions of dollars" into boosting its safety features, according to the firm's head of regional operations Russell Cohen.

Round 2 of ride-hailing battle taking a different route

THE bell has sounded for Round 2 of the battle between ride-hailing firms in Singapore, with Indonesian startup unicorn Gojek rolling into town with the launch of its beta app on Thursday. But these...

Grab raises another US$1b to finance ride-hailing battle

[SINGAPORE] Grab, South-east Asia's leading ride-hailing service, raised US$1 billion from investors including OppenheimerFunds, Ping An Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners just over a month...

Grab launches grocery delivery service, partnerships platform

GRAB on Tuesday unveiled two services as part of its new and more ambitious goal of becoming South-east Asia’s first “everyday superapp”.